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Offline thedoc

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Elvis Mclane  asked the Naked Scientists:
   I am Ngwa Elvis from Cameroon.

There has been an argument going for some time now that milk can protect your lungs from being damaged if you're working in the cement stores.

Is this true?

Regards,
Ngwa Elvis

What do you think?
« Last Edit: 18/11/2013 19:30:01 by _system »


 

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There has been an argument going for some time now that milk can protect your lungs from being damaged if you're working in the cement stores.

Inhaling cement dust can cause the incurable lung disease silicosis.

UK regulations don't mention "milk" ... http://www.hse.gov.uk/construction/healthtopics/respiratory.htm#sil

Quote from: wikipedia.org/Silicosis#Occupational_silicosis
Protective measures such as respirators have brought a steady decline in death rates due to silicosis in Western countries. Unfortunately, this is not true of less developed countries where work conditions are poor and respiratory equipment is seldom used.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Silicosis#Occupational_silicosis
« Last Edit: 18/11/2013 20:17:03 by RD »
 

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